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Good morning, being new to scrolling, I guess my biggest mistake is treating my Scroll Saw like a Band Saw. I am making toys for my grandsons, and am having a problem with the blade wondering eather into the cut line or way away from it. Am I pushing to hard? Blade tension not enough? At times the piece is about 30 degrees off the blade. Like I said I am new and trying to get a feel to this new type of cutting. I have the Hitachi CW40, using the blade supplied with the mach. Looking forward to a answer as I am perplexed. Thanks.
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Hi DAUTTERGUY

It's not you it's the blade the norm,,,,you start out with a new blade and after 5 mins. of cutting the blade wants to start wondering, the right hand side of the blade will go 1st..I can't tell you why, just the way they are made,,,,I guess,,,,
Buy the best blade you can,,,I do like the blades that Mikes sells,,you can get a sample pack ( Flying Dutchman blades) at the right price from him and it's good way to fine the right blade that works for you and the project you are making..

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Good morning, being new to scrolling, I guess my biggest mistake is treating my Scroll Saw like a Band Saw. I am making toys for my grandsons, and am having a problem with the blade wondering eather into the cut line or way away from it. Am I pushing to hard? Blade tension not enough? At times the piece is about 30 degrees off the blade. Like I said I am new and trying to get a feel to this new type of cutting. I have the Hitachi CW40, using the blade supplied with the mach. Looking forward to a answer as I am perplexed. Thanks.



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Thanks Bob, I always knew you were the Router King, did'nt know you lurked in the Scroll Saw Forum. Marty
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You're Welcome Marty

I'm not a pro. with the scroll saw but many are on the forum, read some of the posted items in the group and you will see some real pros. and some great tips how to use the scroll saw..

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Hi, DAUTTERGUY. I use the CW40 also and I do agree with Bj as to the blades. Flying Dutchman blades are the best, IMHO. You need to be sure that the table is square (90*) to the blade. Trying to make the blade cut faster than it wants to, or force feeding, can cause it to stray as well as not having enough tension on the blade. So, you see, there are a number of things that can cause wandering. You can check with this web site and maybe get a lot of your questions answered ...

http://www.scrollsawer.com/forum/

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There are many reasons for blade wander but most likely is blade choice. Picking the right blade really takes trial and error. As listed in the other replies there are many very good blades but there are probably more poor quality blades than good. Use the best you can afford and consider them expendable. They are relatively inexpensive you will do better with new sharp blades than if you try to squeeze the last possible bit of cutting from a worn out blade. As well as trying different makers blades try different sizes depending on wood thickness. I have read many books and articles on blade selection and really found trial and error seemed to work the best for me but using too fine a blade in thicker wood can add to your problems too. As mentioned in other posts squaring your table to the blade, tension, speed of cutting and forcing the cut will also cause wander. It is a fun and challenging hobby so just keep at it. I would suggest that you subscribe to any or all of the excellent scroll sawing magazines that are available. They have excellent patterns and info in them. Good luck and enjoy!
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Hi Guy, There is a web site that has a sound file showing the right and wrong tension of the scroll saw blade. You listen for the right ping and try and duplicate the sound on your blade. Look for it at the top of the home page in red text.
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Gentlemen, Thank You'll for the responses. Just getting back on my feet with the o'l Router and now a new toy a Scroll Saw. Christmas is coming quick and the grandkids are waiting. Thank You again.
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You're Welcome for my small part

here's a link to what Gary posted,turn your sound control up all the way..

http://www.intarsia.com./ScrollSawTension.html

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